The Moselle - German: Mosel - was romanticised by the poet Ausonius back in the Roman era (fourth century) and the wine region was first cultivated by the Romans. Probably they also loved the sunny mosel valley for recreation and leasure. Today, Mosel region still offers many places for vacation plus travelers can follow in the footsteps of the Romans. One of their most well known heritages in Germany is Trier, Germany's oldest city, founded 2000 years ago.
Cities along the Germany section are (downstream): Konz, Trier, Schweich, Bernkastel-Kues, Traben-Trarbach, Zell, Cochem and Koblenz where the Moselle joins the Rhine.
Predominant Moselle activities are hiking, biking, cruises and exploring local wineries.